ABOVE: Had no idea sexy Chris Lowell is also a photographer.
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Alexander Skarsgård goes butt-up in The Stand.
VARIETY: I truly don't understand the affection people have for Lindsay Lohan. She was a talented young actress, but is now a wreck and seems irredeemable, from her pro-Trump sentiments to her Russian adorations. Now, she sent a sweet Cameo to a girl wanting her to come out to her parents on her behalf (Lindsay urged her to do so on her own), which is great ... but then Lohan asked her to remove the Cameo from public view, which — just by the way — is what Cameos are for! I guess Lindsay is embarrassed her presence on Cameo is now so widely known.
Now why did Lindsay Lohan offering a fan coming out advice make me cry a little... pic.twitter.com/nqKSWU3Qrx— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 25, 2021
YAHOO! NEWS: Boyz Magazine in the UK promoted a webinar by the anti-trans group LGB Alliance, and promptly faced condemnation. That's reasonable. Too many gay men think figuratively beating up on trans people is somehow not the same as all the beating up we have taken; there is some inherent threat, apparently, to taking trans issues seriously. Its editor, David Bridle, apologized profusely for the error in judgment — and yet is now writing an article for Spiked claiming the whole thing was a witch hunt. I guess his admission that he is a witch was ... premature? This shouldn't be so hard for gay men. It's perhaps unsettling when you realize your publication is problematically entitled Boyz (believe me, Boy Culture doesn't hit the way it hit in 1995, either), but that shouldn't be taken out on trans people.
WAPO: Pipe bombs found near the Capitol on January 6 are now believed to have been placed there the night before.
DAILY KOS: The woman trampled to death at the Capitol on January 6 was killed when the crowd surged forward to attack the Capitol cops.
TOWLEROAD: The Republican Party is UNSALVAGEABLE. Clearly at Trump's direction, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) ran to Wyoming to drum up hatred against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) — one of the party's most hardline right-wingers — for being disloyal to Trumpism. It's absurd. And he went there dressed like this:
God, I HATE ventriloquist acts. pic.twitter.com/DgkeJOPZhY— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) January 29, 2021
MEDIA MATTERS: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) in 2018 posted a lengthy conspiracy theory blaming California's wildfires on ... a Jewish-funded space laser. No, really:
Taylor Green has deleted a video in which she told a mob that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason, “a crime punishable by death”:
Marjorie Taylor Greene has also removed this Facebook video where she suggests Pelosi can be executed for treason.— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 28, 2021
"It's a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason," she says. pic.twitter.com/cUVT4Bcr06
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki won't even speak about Taylor Greene, deeming her beneath contempt, effectively dumping the woman's baggage in the lap of the GOP:
Press Sec. Jen Psaki again refuses to comment on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) conspiracy-laden social media activity:— The Recount (@therecount) January 29, 2021
“We don’t want to elevate conspiracy theories further in the briefing room.” pic.twitter.com/FvKfDu9b9P
CMI: The Center for Black Equity and Community Marketing & Insights just published a new survey of Black LGBTQ Americans. In it, 92% expressed pride, but almost half said they felt inhibited from being their full selves in all spheres of their lives. The survey also touches on debt, family support structures and more.
HUFF POST: Greg Harris, one of Trump's impeachment lawyers, used racism to get Black jurors kicked off a jury, including one of “shucking and jiving.” I'm sure Black GOPers will say, “But he WAS shucking and jiving!!!”
TWITTER: Instead of reaching out to Republicans, this is the tone I prefer:
It’s the Trump supporters being brain dead for me. pic.twitter.com/uGCUSwhBRc— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) January 28, 2021
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina) is getting terrible reviews — even from his hometown paper, which brands him “a Republican creation and North Carolina embarrassment.”